Friday 8th July was a great day out with a local group (Glasgow) from Luss to two of Loch Lomond’s many islands. On the first we found out about the uses of Sphangnum Moss, Horse’s Hoof Fungi and some of nature’s own medicines as well as collecting and tasting Blaeberries, Wood Sorrel and Pine needles (not so pleasant). On the second we searched in vain for sight of the island’s few remaining wallabies, and discovered some of the history of the island and it’s inhabitants. A strong headwind on the way home meant that all the paddling skills developed in the morning were put to good use and we were even treated to some warm and sunny spells on our return journey too.
PlacesInch Moan Fourth and Clyde canal nchtavannach Loch Ard Nairobi Loch Lomond Islands Luss Village rowardennan Helensburgh Balmaha Conic Hill Finnart Mt Kenya Kirkintilloch Broomhill Hospital Carraig nan Ron Loch Lomond national park Ardlui Inchtavannach Ben Lomond Inchconnachan Kenya Aberfoyle Torrance Loch Chon Lochgoilhead Loch Long Ardochlay Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Mark Cottage Loch Lomond Ardochly Kelvin Mugdock Country Park Inchcailloch Drymen Connich Hill Estonia Inch Tavannach Inchmoan Hessilhead wildlife centre Loch Goil Luss Froach Isle Inch Connachan
FaunaDragon Fly Osprey Cormorant Gannet Swan Damsel Fly Canadian Goose Porpoise Buzzards Edible crab kingfisher Black Guillemot Crow Mallard Common Tern Merganser Hooded Crow Woodpecker Little Grebe Deer Dipper Oyster Catchers Robin Oyster Catcher Racoon dog Star fish Oystercatcher Wagtail Herring Gull Gulls Heron Canadian Geese Swans Red Fox Oyster Chatcher dolphin Kittiwake Jackdaw Seal Hedgehog Merganser Ducks Buzzard jelly fish Wild Goats Raven
FloraRowan Honeysuckle Harebell Blaeberries Atlantic Oak Scotts Pine Trees Elder Rhododendron Mountain soft rush Sphagnum moss Forestry Plantations Common sorrel Marsh Willow Nettles Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Western Atlantic Oak Birch Bark Ewe Oak Alder Scotts Pine Crack willow Hawthorn Pine Birch cotton grass Lilly pads Star Moss frosted Trees Wood sorrel Silver Birch Horseshoe Fungi Copice Australian Magnolia Horse's Hoof Fungus Scotts Pine tree Bull rush Sycamore Old Man's Bear Lichen Kelp Horse's Hoof Fungi Myrtle Blaeberry Bog Myrtle Beach
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